Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya said the team of multi-agency security personnel deployed in Kapedo was ready and willing to show the bandits why killing police officers and innocent civilians was not an option they had.
So far, at least 10 people, including four police officers, have been killed in a span of two weeks.Kapedo has been dogged by endless ethnic and civil unrest for decades.
The clashes have resulted in loss of lives, destruction of property and total disruption of peace in Baringo, Turkana and West Pokot counties.
To date, records show more than 40 people, including 23 police officers, have been killed in the ugly confrontations since November 2014.Residents of Kapedo, Lomelo, Napeitom and Kamuge are in what is virtually a lockdown as security personnel have sealed the area in the ongoing operation to flush out armed bandits.
Security forces and bandits who understand the geography and the terrain of the area have clashed since early last week when an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was burnt by gunmen in an ambush in Kasarani area,
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